Toothbrush holder

Description (Brief):

A holder for a pair of toothbrushes. It consists of a sheet of cream celluloid with two holes drilled near the top for wall mounting. The actual receptacles are made of a cream celluloid mesh with rounded rims. The holder is unmarked.

Date Made: ca 1930

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Dental Products


See more items in: Medicine and Science: Chemistry, Celluloid, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.1582Catalog Number: 2006.0098.1582Accession Number: 2006.0098

Object Name: toothbrush holder

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (overall material)Measurements: overall: 19 cm x 7 cm x 2 cm; 7 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x 13/16 inoverall: 7 5/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 15/16 in; 19.3675 cm x 7.3025 cm x 2.38125 cm


Record Id: nmah_1347442

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